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En Route with Best Western

Less than a year ago Rob Page and Georgie Pontoni worked together selling properties at a real estate agent in Sydney’s trendy eastern suburbs.

Fast forward to the present and their business lives are still intertwined but the setting and job couldn’t be more different – they now are managing the Best Western Sanctuary Inn in Tamworth, country NSW.

Read more about ‘City Slickers Become Tamworth Locals’

21 September 2017 0 More on   The People of Best Western

Some people inflate their age to join the army. For 16-year-old Darryl Brown, fresh out of school in Grafton, northern NSW, it was to get his first job as a kitchen hand in a local restaurant.

It was an inauspicious beginning to a hospitality career that continues to this day – Darryl is now the owner of the Best Western Zebra Motel in Coffs Harbour, 90km away from where it all started.

Read more about ‘Variety is the Spice of Darryl’s Life’

14 September 2017 1 More on   The People of Best Western

Evan and Jenny Thompson’s hospitality journey started one Saturday morning…

“We were both teachers in Victoria and wanted to do something for ourselves rather than work for wages. We were sitting reading the paper one Saturday morning and saw an ad for an agent who was in Melbourne talking to people about business opportunities in apartment management rights.”

Read more about ‘Ipswich’s Piano Man finds his calling’

16 August 2017 0 More on   The People of Best Western

Life takes some strange twists and for Jamie Pascoe that happened when he left the building industry to run the family-owned hotel in Wagga Wagga at the tender age of 23.

Read more about ‘Jamie builds on his family legacy’

11 August 2017 0 More on   The People of Best Western

It’s doubtful that anyone knows more about Best Western’s members than Stevie Russell, who has been working with them since 2003.

So it’s a good thing she reckons they are the best thing about her job as Member Services Manager.

Read more about ‘You can take the girl out of Tamworth…’

3 August 2017 0 More on   The People of Best Western

Family, football and food!

These are the driving passions of Simon Marchant, quite possibly the most positive and upbeat member of Best Western Australasia’s management team. Read more about ‘Simon Says, Smile.’

7 July 2017 0 More on   The People of Best Western

It’s funny how things happen.

Leon Wood got into hospitality in his home town of Taupo, New Zealand, so he’d have the money and time to train as a commercial pilot.

The idea was he’d work split shifts and fly in the middle of the day on his downtime.

Read more about ‘Leon Becomes Captain of a Different Kind’

8 June 2017 0 More on   The People of Best Western

“Treat everyone as you would like to be treated yourself.”

That’s the first piece of advice Peter and Kathy Boland – who own Best Western Cattle City Motor Inn in Rockhampton – received when starting out in the hospitality industry many years ago.

Read more about ‘Peter and Kathy Find the Right Formula’

30 May 2017 0 More on   The People of Best Western

Leah Fryer and Sam Beatty are the hidden heroes of the hotel world – the people guests never see but couldn’t do without.

Both are key employees at the Best Western Plus Apollo International, Newcastle, where Leah runs housekeeping and Sam the kitchen.

Read more about ‘A Journey Behind the Scenes’

18 May 2017 0 More on   The People of Best Western

Lyn Lewis is a country girl who, after a lengthy stint in the big smoke of Melbourne, is now back where she belongs, though not where she intended.

But that’s ok because Lyn and her husband John love their new life in Victoria’s western districts, where they own and run the Best Western Hamilton Lakeside Motel.

Read more about ‘Back where she belongs’

10 May 2017 0 More on   The People of Best Western